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A TransLink trolley visits Seattle

A TransLink trolley visits Seattle

One of our trolley buses visited Seattle for a day so King County Metro Transit could try it out on their streets! Click for a larger version. Photo by Klaus Peter Canavan.

One of our trolley buses went a little off its regular route last week—it was roaming the streets of Seattle for a day!

That’s because we were demonstrating new trolley technology for the King County Metro Transit agency in the Seattle area. Two staff from the Coast Mountain Bus Company showcased the bus and fielded technical questions for the Seattle agency. (And if you’re curious: the trolley went down by flat-bed truck and Metro Transit covered all costs. Sadly, there’s no trolley wire between here and Seattle!)

Anyway, just thought you’d enjoy seeing how our region shares knowledge on transit solutions :) You can also check out Seattle Transit Blog for their notes on the trolley trial, with video and way more photos.

Thanks to Klaus Peter Canavan from Vossloh for sending through the photo above as well—read on to see a few more of Klaus’s trolley photos below.

Our trolley in Seattle! Photo by Klaus Peter Canavan.
Climbing those steep hills. Photo by Klaus Peter Canavan.
Another shot of our trolley in Seattle. Photo by Klaus Peter Canavan.
Hello trolley! Photo by Klaus Peter Canavan.